A Japanese figure skater, Yuzuru Hanyu is not only the 2014 Olympic champion, but he has broken multiple world records twelve times. Hailing from Sendai, Miyagi, he will be competing in his second Winter Olympic Games later this month in Pyeongchang. Are you a fan? Want to learn more about the star athlete? If so, be sure to keep scrolling- we’ve got more cool facts about him down below!
Yuzuru Hanyu Personal Facts – 2023 Update
Yuzu, Mushy, Mushroom, The Prince
Professional Figure Skater, Actor
Yuzuru Hanyu is the first (and youngest) Asian men’s singles skater to win a gold medal at the Olympics. He’s also the only male single skater who’s won seven world championship medals (two golds, two bronzes, and three silvers).
Not only that, but he has broken numerous world records. For one thing, he’s the first man to have received over 100 points in the men’s short program and over 200 points in the free skate. He’s also the first skater to have successfully landed a quadruple loop in competition.
Age – How Old is He?
He is 27 years old
Birthday/Date of Birth
His birthday is on December 7, 1994
Place of Birth/Hometown
Yuzuru Hanyu was born and raised in Sendai, Miyagi. For his training, however, he currently resides in Toronto, Canada.
He is Japanese
Yuzuru Hanyu Height, Weight & Body Facts
How Tall – Height in Feet
He is 5’6 tall
How Tall – Height in Meters
He is 1.71 meters tall
Weight in Pounds
His current weight is approximately 117 pounds
Weight in Kilograms
His current weight is approximately 53 kg
His body measurements are unavailable at this time
His waist size is unknown
His shoe size has not been disclosed to the public
Is Yuzuru Hanyu Currently in a Relationship?
From what we know, he is currently single and not in a relationship.
Yuzuru Hanyu’s Girlfriends
We do not have any information on Yuzuru Hanyu’s previous relationships at this time.
He has an older sister named Saya.
As far as we know, he does not have any brothers.
Yuzuru Hanyu does not have any children.
As a teen, he completed his secondary education at Tohoku High School- the same school that Japanese figure skaters Shizuka Arakawa and Takeshi Honda had attended.
Yuzuru Hanyu studied at Waseda University after graduating from high school. Due to his training schedule, he entered an e-school program, which he was able to attend from Canada. In the summer of 2020, it was revealed that he completed his graduation thesis on 3D motion capture technology and how it can be used in figure skating judging.
He later graduated from the university in September 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan, however, he was unable to attend the ceremony.
For now, information on Yuzuru Hanyu’s salary is unavailable.
As far as we can tell, Yuzuru Hanyu’s net worth currently stands at $2 Million.
His hobbies include listening to music and collecting earphones
Favorite TV Show
Favorite Music Artists
Some of his favorite music artists include Bump of Chicken, Hi-Fi Camp’s R, and Fumiya Sashida
Born on December 7, he is a Sagitarrius
This information is currently unknown
This information is currently unknown
Yuzuru Hanyu’s Social Media Accounts & Usernames
Yuzuru Hanyu’s Instagram Username
Yuzuru Hanyu’s Facebook Account
Yuzuru Hanyu’s Youtube Channel
Yuzuru Hanyu does not have his own YouTube channel
Yuzuru Hanyu’s Twitter Username
Yuzuru Hanyu’s Snapchat Username
Yuzuru Hanyu is not active on Snapchat
Other Interesting Facts:
- In 2016, he became the first figure skater in history to have ever landed a quadruple loop in competition
- His name, given to him by his father, means a bowstring, which symbolizes confidence, straightness, and strength
- A big fan of Winnie the Pooh, he often receives stuffed Winnie the Poohs as gifts after completing his programs
- His house was damaged by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku; fortunately, it remained habitable
- In 2016, he appeared on-screen for the first time in the Japanese comedy film, The Magnificent Nine, where he portrayed the part of a samurai lord named Date Shigemura
- A photo book named, Yuzuru was released in October 2014; incredibly popular, it peaked at the top of the Oricon weekly chart in Japan
- He has worked with several brands including Lotte, Phiten, and Capcom, among others
- He is able to perform four different quadruple jumps in competition including the Lutz, Loop, Salchow, and Toe Loop
- He tends to talk to himself during practice- often spinning and circling his index finger at the same time
- He has broken twelve world records throughout his career so far
- According to a survey conducted in early 2016, he is the second most popular athlete in Japan (behind Kei Nishikori, a famous tennis player)
- He released a DVD album titled, Times of Awakening in 2014, which went on to sell over 21,000 copies in Japan
- He is currently coached by Tracy Wilson and Brian Orser